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Big screen makeover for Yogi Bear

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Yogi Bear was created by William Hanna (right) and Joseph Barbera

Classic cartoon character Yogi Bear, and his sidekick Boo-Boo, are set for a big screen makeover.

The film, which will marry animation with live action footage - in the style of 2007 film hit Alvin & The Chipmunks - will be directed by Ash Brannon.

Brannon previously worked on Toy Story 2 and A Bugs Life.

Yogi Bear first appeared on TV in the late 1950s, on The Huckleberry Hound Show, and starred in his own series, The Yogi Bear Show, from 1961.

The bear was one of several Hanna-Barbera characters to have a collar, allowing the head to be animated separately, reducing production costs.

The film, which will follow Yogi Bear's antics eluding his arch-enemy Ranger Smith in Jellystone Park, is being made by Warner Bros.

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